Friends of Paynes Prairie

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    We support the mission, programs and goals of Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park through fundraising, outreach, education, and volunteerism.
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      DATE: Thursday, November 18th 2021

      TIME: 6:00pm - 8:00pm

      LOCATION: Hickory Ranch, 9300 County Road 234, Gainesville FL 32667

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      You can make a difference by visiting Paynes Prairie, joining the Friends of Paynes Prairie, volunteering, and donating.

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      The Friends of Paynes Prairie has flourished, growing from fewer than 30 members in 2003 to over 500 in 2020.  With support from our members, Park facilities like signage, maps, water fountains and bike repair stations were sponsored by the Friends.


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      We are currently seeking volunteers who can help in the Visitor Center on Saturday mornings or afternoons.  We are looking for a few extra folks so that we can have an alternating or rotating schedule that supports plenty of flexibility for our volunteers as we understand Saturdays are a popular time for many other activities.

      Big Thank You To Our 2021 Sponsors

      REI Co-op, Blue Highway A Pizzeria, Pearl Country Store, Center State Bank, Community State Bank, Wild Birds Unlimited, Felburn Foundation, Beach Construction, Whole Foods Market, Lastinger Foundation, Sweetwater Branch Inn, Alachua Conservation Trust, Renaissance Printing, Royal Restrooms, Hoornstra Foundation, Alachua County-Visit Gainesville

        We Appreciate Your Support!





        Thank you for supporting Paynes Prairie.
        Goal: $2,000.00
        Collected: $1,200.00

        Contact Us

        Visitors Center - 352-466-4100
        Ranger Station - 352-466-3397

        Friends of Paynes Prairie
        100 Savannah Boulevard
        Micanopy, FL 32667

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